World Cup: Nigeria Qualify for 2018 Finals after Win over Zambia

Alex Iwobi

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi scored as Nigeria beat a stubborn Zambia 1-0 to become the first African side to seal a place at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

The win put them on an unassailable 13 points at the top of Group B.

Chances were missed at both ends by the time Shehu Abdullahi provided the cut-back for Iwobi to finish from inside the box in the 73rd minute.

Odion Ighalo, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Moses Simon went close for the Super Eagles but failed to score.

Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mwenne produced an acrobatic save to deny Wilfred Ndidi in the second half in a pulsating end-to-end encounter.

  • AriseNigeria

    Mumuhead Buhari told the stunned world audience that 5% Biafrans who voted for will be marginalized, and when they protested he tagged terrorist, but same Biafrans has won the right to be in Russia 2018. Thank God the white man is in-charge, otherwise Buhari’s shameless nepotism, tribalism, and Islamism would have meant another failure for the Nazirian nation, But we will see how his 95% Nazi-rian Islamist government will be late in making flight arrangements and hotel reservations, and their refusal to pay allowances on time to players and officials, and make sure their usual zoological operations is exposed to the world for their own shame. Congrats to these great players who have made themselves proud and for the victory for they have fought and have achieved for themselves. You are the best. Congrats. All Hail Biafra!!!!!!

  • Grelia O

    Only if those fools in Abuja and state capitals will work as hard as these boys.